Common Miracles : Week 101

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron   The past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about routines and schedules and how I can “tweak”… Read More Common Miracles : Week 101

Common Miracles : Week 100 (!)

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron It’s week ONE HUNDRED of me doing this project. That’s almost two years. One one hand, I’m, like, “so what?”… Read More Common Miracles : Week 100 (!)

Common Miracles : Week 99

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron  (delilah and me back in 1997)In August 1997, I got a kitten… Rewind a bit: After I graduated Emory, I… Read More Common Miracles : Week 99

Common Miracles : Week 98

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron What’s good: – The dental appointment I had last week wasn’t great, but realizing once again that I’m now an… Read More Common Miracles : Week 98

Common Miracles : Week 97

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron Two things sort of inspired this post: the antibiotics I was on a few weeks ago, and the dentist appointment… Read More Common Miracles : Week 97

Common Miracles : Week 96

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron [Written Saturday morning…] At some point this week, in one of the books I was reading or one of the… Read More Common Miracles : Week 96

Common Miracles : Week 95

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron As you probably know by now, Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors. I re-read her books over and… Read More Common Miracles : Week 95

Common Miracles : Week 94

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron   This past weekend, Tom and I watched “Searching for Sugar Man”- a wonderful documentary that just won the best… Read More Common Miracles : Week 94

Common Miracles : Week 93

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron Why I Wake Early By Mary Oliver Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread… Read More Common Miracles : Week 93

Common Miracles : Week 92

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron Little things that I am grateful for these past few days: – rainbows… anything and everything rainbow:  I see rainbows… Read More Common Miracles : Week 92

Common Miracles : Week 91

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron I recently finished Anne Lamott’s book “Help, Thanks, Wow” and I was super inspired by it. It’s basically a book… Read More Common Miracles : Week 91

Common Miracles : Week 90

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron   If you ever check my Facebook status, you probably know now that I am 100% addicted to crochet. When… Read More Common Miracles : Week 90

Common Miracles : Week 89

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron A few weeks ago I was gardening on the side of the house when I noticed a female cardinal taking… Read More Common Miracles : Week 89

Common Miracles : Week 88

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron I love when I “discover” something. I don’t mean anything too adventurous, just simple everyday things that I stumble upon… Read More Common Miracles : Week 88

Common Miracles : week 87

“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.” – Pema Chodron You know how when you’re driving around in your car, and you wash the windshield, and when the wiper blades… Read More Common Miracles : week 87